Refractive Surgeon Directory

Refractive Surgeons Who Perform LASIK, Cataract & Presbyopia Surgery

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Learn about LASIK Surgeons and Other Types of Laser Eye Surgery

Many eye surgeons throughout the United States offer a wide range of refractive surgery procedures. Refractive surgery is used to correct optical imperfections in the eye. The goal is for patients to be able to focus on images without the use of glasses, bifocals or contact lenses. LASIK is the most popular kind of refractive surgery and is part of a group of procedures known as laser eye surgery. Other types of laser eye surgery include PRK, LASEK and Epi-LASIK.

During laser eye surgery, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea. New wavefront technology allows the surgeon to obtain a more accurate measurement of the curvature of the cornea, and to create individualized laser profiles to correct each patient's vision. The various types of laser eye surgery differ in the way they treat the cornea. During the LASIK procedure, a blade or laser is used to gently separate a thin outer layer of corneal tissue from the inner layers before applying the excimer laser. Some of the other types of laser eye surgery create the flap using different means, while others do not create a flap at all. It is important to note that patients with certain conditions, such as keratoconus, may not be eligible for LASIK. During your consultation, you can learn about all of the aspects of the treatment, including candidacy, risks, and LASIK eye surgery cost.

Cataract and Presbyopia Correction

Cataract surgery is also considered a type of refractive surgery because during the procedure, an eye surgeon inserts an artificial lens that not only replaces the clouded natural lens (clearing up the haziness due to the cataract), but also corrects the focusing power of the eye. Presbyopia correction during cataract surgery goes one step farther by inserting a lens that not only corrects distance vision, but also corrects near vision. Since so many cataract patients are beyond the age of 60 and many have lost the ability to read without glasses, presbyopia correction with cataract surgery can be a very attractive option. New developments also now allow the correction of presbyopia for patients who do not have cataracts. Certain types of lens implants can correct presbyopia as well as laser eye surgery procedures such as presbyLASIK.

Videos About Refractive Surgeons

Use this resource as a way to learn about the refractive surgeons in your area. Find out if you are a candidate for LASIK, cataract surgery or presbyopia correction. View educational eye surgery videos and schedule a consultation with a refractive surgeon so that you can be fully evaluated for surgery. Some videos include testimonials from celebrities.

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